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 Post subject: Shooting Acronyms
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:40 am 
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I've been on the site a wee while now and I can't get over the number of acronyms used for everything from target shooting to reloading to gunsmithing, and I work in IT!
Is there a resource available to help a newbie out with translating the shooter-speak or maybe a thread I've missed?

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting Acronyms
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:47 am 
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Hi Dean, this has the makings of a good thread, a 'simple' example being cartridge designations. Try getting your head around a 30-06 so named because it is a .30 cal introducer in 1906 and the 30-03 was introduced in 1903.

Wikipedia has a fairly generic list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_firearms_terms however it is not truly specific to UK shooting so hopefully we can generate something here as opposed to just linking to other sites. Are there any specific areas you are interested in?

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting Acronyms
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This could be a fun thread..

Dean it could be worth listing some and I'm sure we can help

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting Acronyms
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I'll post as I find them, there were a load on one rifle club site explaining the types of shooting they did, took me ages to look them all up :D I suppose a glossary of terms would be good also, just had to look up scout rifle and gallery rifle to make sure I knew what you guys were talking about


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Found one "This is supposed to cure the wandering POI"


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting Acronyms
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Well that was quick, "LWR"? Referring to a range/type of shooting


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Demonic69 wrote:
POI"
Point of impact.


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rox wrote:
Demonic69 wrote:
POI"
Point of impact.


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting Acronyms
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You can also have 'POA' - point of aim...

...you've got me with 'LWR' though?

I've been shooting 30+ years and still have to look a lot of stuff up when folk get technical on here, so I wouldn't worry too much.

We do actually have an acronym specialist on the forum...Alpha1...you could ask him about some of the really tricky ones...


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